urdrwho Posted July 23, 2017 Share Posted July 23, 2017 Tonight my son called and said the 97 Outback is running hot. It has a 2.2 from a 95 Legacy and has been running fine for three years with that engine. A new radiator was installed 4 year old @ 30,000 miles on it. In 2015 I put new water pump When I arrived I found: The coolant recovery tank had over flowed The upper hose from the radiator to the engine was sucked together There is no sign of coolant on the dip stick Fans run I released the hose clamps a bit on the upper hose so that it would go back to normal and it did. When I squeezed that upper hose I was not feeling or hearing any coolant moving through it. It was like a hose is before the thermo opens. I'm voting for a head gasket but it could be a thermostat that for some reason closed. Any ideas? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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